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Ansible Alternatives for Windows

There are many alternatives to Ansible for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best Windows alternative is Puppet, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Ansible and 18 are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Ansible are Salt, Chef, Terraform and PowerShell DSC.

Ansible alternatives are mainly Server Management Tools but may also be Virtualization Tools or Disaster Recovery Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Ansible.
This page was last updated Apr 30, 2022
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  • FreemiumOpen Source
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • BSD
  • Python

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  1. Puppet

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online

    Puppet Data Center Automation Solution helps you save time, gain visibility into your server environment, and ensure consistency across your IT infrastructure.

    Almost everyone thinks Puppet is a great alternative to Ansible.
  2. Salt

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Salt is a powerful remote execution manager that can be used to administer and provision servers in a fast and efficient way.

    Salt vs Ansible opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Salt is a great alternative to Ansible.
    psi4ick

    Saltstack is stateful and supports features allowing to manage thousands of systems simulataneously

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  3. Chef

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    Chef is an open source systems integration framework built to bring the benefits of configuration management to your entire infrastructure. You write source code to describe how you want each part of your infrastructure to be built, then apply those descriptions to your servers.

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    Chef vs Ansible opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Chef is a great alternative to Ansible.

    Jenkins and the other platforms listed are more build tools rather than a server configuration tool.

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  4. Terraform

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Tool for building, changing, and versioning infrastructure safely and efficiently. Terraform can manage existing and popular service providers as well as custom in-house solutions.

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    waisbrot

    Terraform is primarilly for creating infrastructure and Ansible is primarilly for configuring machines. Both offer tools in the other's domain and both offerings are disappointing there.

    I've been fairly happy using Terraform to create VMs and then trigger Ansible to configure them.

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    Terraform is for provisioning cloud devices, and Ansible is for bare-metal automation.

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  5. PowerShell DSC

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    PowerShell Desired State Configuration is a management platform in PowerShell that enables you to manage your IT and development infrastructure with configuration as code.



  6. Network automation, disaster recovery, change management and configuration auditing. Unimus is extremely easy to deploy and use, and provides a wide feature-set that will help you run your network.

  7. Cfengine

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online

    CFEngine is a configuration management and automation framework that lets you securely manage your mission critical IT infrastructure.

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  8. filetailor

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    filetailor is a peer-based configuration management utility for plain-text files (and directories) such as dotfiles.

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  9. Pulumi

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Pulumi is a cloud development platform. Replace YAML and DSLs with pure code. Code, deploy, manage cloud apps to AWS, Azure, GCP, Kubernetes, using JavaScript, TypeScript, Python, Go.

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  10. (R)?ex

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    (R)?ex - manage all your boxes from a central point - Datacenter Automation and Configuration Management

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